Happy Mothers Day

May 8, 2011 by  
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Happy Mother’s Day to all of the beautiful and wonderful mothers out there. You are the greatest gift given to mankind. Without you we cease to exist, and you give us much more than life.

Crocadile Attack

May 7, 2011 by  
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Mike Gregory and Leigha Poulson didn’t think they would make history — let alone risk serious injury — when they embarked on a romantic late-night kayaking cruise. But one flipped boat and a few wounds later, the Florida Keys couple could become the state’s first-ever recorded victims of an American crocodile attack. Read more

We have Zero Rating and we Love it

May 6, 2011 by  
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Images In a national ranking released yesterday, the Washington, DC-based Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence gave the state of Arizona a zero ranking for what it called “the worst gun-safety laws in the nation.” The ranking was met with cheers by pro-gun groups in the Grand Canyon State, including Charles Heller of Arizona Citizens Defense League, who said Brady’s zero ranking “means we’re doing the right thing.” Arizona Republic.

Black bears spotted near Jersey Shore

May 6, 2011 by  
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DownloadedFile In the past three weeks, up to a dozen black bear sightings have been reported in New Jersey’s Ocean County, which is unusual for the eastern part of the Garden State. Jackson Township Police Sergeant Edward Bennett said authorities were attempting to determine if the sightings signifying a growing population or “one very active bear.” Reuters.

Raccoons overrun Chicago lakefront

May 5, 2011 by  
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DownloadedFile-1 Chicago Park District officials report a contractor has trapped 120 raccoons at Montrose, Belmont and Jackson harbors in recent weeks, calling the influx of critters an infestation. “There’s been some reports that they’re living under docks and ransacking boats and being aggressive toward people,” said a district spokeswoman. Sun-Times and Tribune.

Black bear captured in Phoenix suburb

May 4, 2011 by  
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4dc032457b316.preview-300 Police officers and wildlife personnel with the Arizona Department of Game and Fish successfully tranquilized and removed an 80-pound black bear from a Peoria, AZ backyard early Sunday morning, some 40 miles from the nearest bruin habitat. The bear, a juvenile male, was estimated to be about a year and a half old. Ahwatukee Foothills News.

Gator munches sheriff patrol car’s bumper

May 3, 2011 by  
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Gator An Alachua County (Fla.) Sheriff’s deputy responding to a nuisance alligator call Saturday was welcomed by the 10-foot reptile with a bite to his patrol car’s front bumper, causing significant damage. A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission-sanctioned trapper later caught and dispatched the impolite critter. Ocala.com.

Tusk, tusk: 3 indicted for trafficking walrus ivory

May 2, 2011 by  
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Images Three Alaskans were arraigned in U.S. district court in Anchorage Thursday on charges they conspired to illegally sell and transport hundreds of pounds of walrus tusks, violations of the Marine Mammal Protection Act, Endangered Species Act, and Lacey Act, from July 2010 to April. The arrests came after an extensive investigation by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and cooperating agencies. Juneau Empire.

UK: Springer spaniel rescued after 175-foot sea plunge

May 2, 2011 by  
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_52449012_flamborough_cliff A 12-year-old Springer Spaniel was found swimming in the sea by a British Coastguard crew off the Yorkshire coast after it plunged an estimated 150-175 feet over the rugged cliffs at Flamborough Head, near Bridlington. The Yorkshire Post reports the dog was no worse for the wear after its ordeal, but its female owner required an ambulance at the scene.

Barking treefrog on track to be Florida’s state amphibian

May 1, 2011 by  
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Bilde By a vote of 39-0, the Florida Senate approved a measure that would designate the barking treefrog as the state amphibian, and the bill now heads to the House for consideration. “This is a very good-looking frog,” said University of Florida amphibian biologist Steve A. Johnson. “When you have a number of these things calling in the distance, they sound like a pack of hounds.” The Gainesville Sun.

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